Source: They are looking for the driver who hit a car and fled…
Found on: 2022-06-05 15:12:08
New York police are searching for a hit-and-run driver after hitting a car, killing a 45-year-old man in the Morrisania section of the Bronx on Sunday morning.
The crash occurred at the intersection of 168th Street and Webster Avenue in Morrisania just before 4:30 am, according to authorities.
Police say a 45-year-old man driving a Toyota Camry was struck by a Chevy Traverse SUV.
According to ABC7, the Toyota, which was crushed in the accident, had Taxi and Limousine Commission plates.
The victim was taken to Lincoln Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
There were no passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident.
The person driving the Chevy abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.
The police are still looking for him.
If you have information about this incident, please call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-888-57-PISTA.
‘100 deadliest days’ on the streets of New York
On the other hand, the authorities warn that we are living in the period of the ‘100 deadliest days’ on the streets of New York, due to the increase in traffic accidents in the summer.
The figure of 7,124 in that period represents more than seven people losing their lives every day each summer, and that’s nearly half the total number of teen-driving fatalities for the entire rest of the year. And in 2020 alone, 850 people died in these types of accidents, up from 716 the year before, almost a 20% increase.
Teens among the most distracted drivers
In New York state, 183 people were killed in crashes involving teen drivers during the “Deadliest 100 Days” during the 10-year period from 2011-20. That is to say: 18 deaths per summer.
The Automobile Association of America (AAA) and the NYPD are asking parents to take time this summer to talk to their children about the importance of responsible driving.
Tips to avoid accidents due to traffic accidents
Also, car safety experts give these guidelines to help discourage distracted driving.
If you’re expecting a text or need to send one, pull over and park your car in a safe spot. Ask another passenger to be your “designated text messenger.” Allow them to access your phone to answer calls or messages. Do not engage in social media or send messages while driving. If necessary, turn on “do not disturb” your phone or place your cell phone where you can’t reach it (the glove compartment or the back seat of your car, for example) until you reach your destination Don’t eat or drink while driving Don’t dress up , combs, etc.) when driving. Avoid arguments and fights in the car. Before starting the car, make sure that all passengers are buckled up and that pets are properly secured. Be an example to others. family and friends. If you see someone texting while driving, ask them not to. If you are a parent, talk to your children about the importance of driving with attention behind the wheel… And give them the example!